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Prevention is Essential to Keep Invasive Species Out of the St. Croix River

Aquatic invasive species (AIS) are an economic and environmental danger that threaten all water bodies, and the St. Croix River is no exception. Invasives are defined by federal law as species that are non-native to an area that are likely to cause harm to the economy, environment, or human health. The St. Croix River already […]

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Oregon Rafters may get a Break on AIS Permits

The Oregon State Marine Board is floating a streamlined plan that would no longer require people who rent commercial rafts and kayaks to carry Aquatic Invasive Species permits, a move billed as a near no-brainer for Oregon waterways. While raft-rental companies, called liveries, still would be required to buy the same permits to outfit their […]

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Powell Brings Love Of Aquatic Life To Hatchery

As the manager of Gavins Point Fish Hatchery in Yankton, Jeff Powell has spent his entire professional career working closely with fish at hatcheries in Montana, South Dakota and New Mexico. Graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Fish and Wildlife Management from Montana State University and later a master’s degree from San Diego State University, […]

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Adirondack Watershed Institute wins $600,000 federal grant to fight invasive-species

The Paul Smith’s College Adirondack Watershed Institute received a $594,276 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its ongoing work controlling and preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species. The funds will go toward work carried out by institute stewards at about 10 locations, including Upper St. Regis Lake, the St. Lawrence River and […]

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Minnesota Foundation awards $350,000 to fight invasive species

The Initiative Foundation Board of Trustees approved $350,000 for five innovative pilot projects anticipated to make inroads in the statewide effort to interrupt the spread of aquatic invasive species. From a public recognition effort to train and celebrate lake businesses joining the inspection and early detection fight to a branded bait bag partnership with bait […]

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By Land or By Seaplane – Fighting to Protect the Flathead

Facing steep budget cuts, an embattled Flathead Basin Commission is continuing its fight to curb the threat of invasive mussels in the region’s prized local waters, most recently setting its sights on seaplanes as an unregulated vector that could potentially transport the organisms vast distances.  Click on the following links below to access the full […]

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West puts teeth into invasives prevention plans

Roads leading to Fernie, British Columbia, a skiing and fishing hot spot, are smooth and well-traveled. But if you’re trailering a boat, or have a paddleboard or kayak on your rooftop, plan on a few delays. The reason? Canada’s western provinces, along with states in the northwest U.S., are serious about keeping aquatic invasive species […]

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Indigenous Nations’ environmental stewardship in tackling invasive species

As invasive species are threatening ecological habitats throughout the US and Canada, the role of Indigenous nations as environmental stewards has often been overlooked, according to a new study. The findings provide examples of the many ways Indigenous nations are adapting to invasive species, documenting their impact and implementing active response strategies based on an […]

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Minnesota County Needs Your Help to Fight Aquatic Invasive Species

St. Louis County needs your help to fight aquatic invasive species. The county was recently given a grant worth $711,000 to battle the problem.  Right now they want the public’s input on what should be done to protect all our waters.  Click on the following two sentences to access the full story. The deadline to […]

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